LEONARDTOWN, Md. – Due to the excessive number of intercepted checks in the US Mail in recent months in Southern Maryland, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office at this time advises residents to refrain from sending checks through the US Postal Service, if possible.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office continues to forward numerous reports of local check fraud to the US Postal Inspection Service for their investigations.

Both personal and business checks have been intercepted in the US Mail, with checks washed, written and cashed for fraudulent and exorbitant amounts.

The Sheriff’s Office advises citizens to utilize online payment methods or to make payments over the phone to pay bills at this time.

To report incidents of check or mail fraud to the Sheriff’s Office, please use the Citizens Online Reporting System at Mail fraud, mail theft and;

other postal issues can be reported to the US Postal Inspection Service at

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  1. Ahhhh. The banking system, along with help from the USPS, forcing a way to bring about their own cryto currency which will control the entire population of the US.

    1. Yes, because no one is stealing votes that have been mailed. Your vote is precious but it has no value to a check washing crook.

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